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Old 02-08-2009, 07:23 AM   #1
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i need one. this ae steering servo is total crap. this car barely turns
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:36 AM   #2
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It depends on your budget tbh.........I would go with Futaba BLS352, Futaba s9351(what I run now for t/b and steering) or AE xp1313 OR xp1015, Hitec and JR make good servos as well, there are a lot of choices out there.........just read
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I have heard really good things about the Futaba.
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:44 AM   #4
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Look in to the Jr z9100s or the z9100t both very good servos and they run from 119.00 to 140.00 just have to shop around.
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Hitec 7955 = 333oz torque 0.15 speed ~$120
AE 1015 = 200oz torque 0.10 speed ~$100
AE 1313 = 173oz torque 0.13 speed ~$80

Ive used all these with great results as steering servos in my RC8.

The Hitec is a little slow but nothing out there has that kind of power. I use the Hitec now with an unregulated lipo. The extra voltage of the unregulated lipo speeds it back up quite a bit.

I purchased the Hitecs after making the switch the lipo because with the lipo power the AE servos were so fast it kinda made the car feel twitchy. They are absolutely a good bit faster than the Hitecs.
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Old 02-08-2009, 03:34 PM   #6
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I would use tha Ace 1015 servo. It is very fast and i just won a race with it. It uses a little bit more battery power so your going to want to get a ballistic battery pack to. The battery pack will only fit if your battery box is set of for a hump pack. They can both be bought at Amainhobbies
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Old 02-08-2009, 03:40 PM   #7
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I would take a look at the Orion servos, I love mine!

ORI68000 Vortex Digital Servo VDS-2015 (20kg/0.15sec)
ORI68001 Vortex Digital Servo VDS-1007 (10kg/0.07sec) - ~$90
ORI68002 Vortex Digital Servo VDS-1409 (14kg/0.09sec) - ~$80
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I would go with a Hitec digital titanium geared servo. Hitec has one of the best warranties in the business. I think I have an extra new in the package Hitec 5955TG I could sell you. I will check for sure when I get home on Tuesday. PM me if your interested.
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Well I was going to put this 590 that came with my spektrum radio in it. Would that work? My steering is soooo weak with this ae servo. I look like a grandma in corners. If you think the 590 wouldn't be enough, should I then just get the common sense rc lipo reciever pack, and would THAT fix it?
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JR recomends the 8800t for buggy steering, its got a three year warranty and RC CAR KINGS has them for about $100, its alot cheaper than buying a junk one three times.
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JR recomends the 8800t for buggy steering, its got a three year warranty and RC CAR KINGS has them for about $100, its alot cheaper than buying a junk one three times.
you don't think a lipo pack and this spektrum 590 would work well?
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you don't think a lipo pack and this spektrum 590 would work well?
a 590 would prolly catch fire under Strait lipo power.
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a 590 would prolly catch fire under Strait lipo power.
how much better should it be on nimh torquewise and holding power wise than the stock ae junk?
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My vote is for a Jr 9100t. it is a great servo and jr has the best warranty / customer service.
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not to be the party pooper but the 590 is going to be just as bad at the stock ae one. servos are one part you just dont skimp on. buck up and get something that you will be happy with, that will get the job done. I know they that 100+ on a servo can hit the wallet but in the long run you will be happy. I run the futaba bls351 on both throttle and steering at 150.00 each but I have the peace of mind they will get the job done and wont let me down. they are awsome servos I have never had a issue and am going on 7 mths with them.

good luck on your quest. if money is tight look into the ace servo I think the 1313 is around 80.00 give or take, the 1015 is a decent servo also and is around the 90-100 mark.

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